DHAKA, May 20, 2022 (BSS)- Spirited Bashundhara Kings take on local heavy
weight ATK Mohun Bagan in their second group D match of the AFC Cup scheduled
to be held tomorrow (Saturday) at Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata.
The match kicks off at 5 pm (BST).
The Bangladesh premier league champions Kings tasted their tournament opening
campaign beating Maldives' Maziya Sports and Recreation Club by a hard-fought
solitary goal victory. A 33rd-minute strike from Gambian forward Nuha Marong
settled the contest against a Maziya side.
Bashundhara Kings should consider themselves as lucky to secure all three
points from their first match as they only registered 42 per cent possession
and 344 passes when compared to their opponents (58 per cent possession and
registered 471 passes).
Bashundhara Kings will take to the field against Mohun Bagan with an upper
hand because back with three points from the first match and another victory
will steer them another step closer to the inter-zone playoff semi-finals as
only one team from Group D will make it to the next round.
On the other hand, Indian super league side ATK Mohun Bagan started their
campaign in the worst possible way when they suffered a 2-4 defeat to fellow
Indian side, Gokulam Kerala FC in what was a poor game compared to their
Led by head coach Juan Ferrando, It will be crucial match for ATK Mohun Began
if they are to maintain their hopes of qualifying for the inter-zone playoff
Bashundhara Kings which placed in group D of the AFC Cup with Maziya S&RC of
the Maldives, ATK Mohun Bagan and Gokulam Kerela FC of India will play their
third and last group D match against Gokulam Kerela FC scheduled to be held
on May 24.
Goalkeepers: Anisur Rahman Zico, Sultan Sakhil and Hamidur Rahman Remon
Defenders: Khaled Shafiei, Topu Barman, Kasto Kumar Bosh, Yeasin Arafat,
Rimon Hossain, Monsur Amin, Tariq Kazi and Bishwanath Ghosh
Midfielders: Masuk Miah Zoni, Atiqur Rahman Fahad, Miguel Ferreira, Sohel
Rana, Biplu Ahmed, Matthew Chinedu
Forwards: Robinho, Mahbubur Rahman, Mahdi Khan, Mohammad Ibrahim, Nuha
Marong, Sumon Reza, Eleta Kingsley, Tawhidul Alom Sabuz and Motin Mia.